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Saturday, June 11, 2005

Moving Day...
I'm moving my blog to my website. Please switch to that - there won't be any new posts here.


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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

"Censorship" Bill Lifts Ban on Speech

Good review of the Family Movie Act by Ed Felten. The Act is poorly named, as it opens up the law for a variety of modifications to movies, not just taking out "inappropriate" parts.

(Via Freedom to Tinker.)

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Saturday, April 16, 2005

Flight Sim

X-Plane - a very cool looking, realistic flight simulator.

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Open Source License Summary

There's lots of noise on the wires about Sun's choice of CDDL (a Mozilla-style license). Simon Phipps 8:50:04 AM     trackback [] 

Monday, April 11, 2005

In five years...

Very humorous observation about the point in the future where people will suspend belief about what's possible. Danny Hillis always used to say that the 21st century was the future, but it got closer and closer as the 20th drew to a close.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Quote of the Day

Via Spencer Katt, attributed to Chris Maden: "XML is like violence: If it doesn't solve your problem, you aren't using enough of it."

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Bruce Sterling Lite

David Isenberg excerpts a very interesting segment from a recent Bruce Sterling article.

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Lessig limits his publishing

Lessig says he won't publish under a restrictive copyright license again.

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Sunday, March 13, 2005

Social Physics

From Clay Shirky: "Fascinating new effort called Social Physics..."

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Forecast for Infotech Policy in the New Congress

Ed Felten summarizes:

"Cameron Wilson, Director of the ACM Public Policy Office in Washington, looks at changes (made already or widely reported) in the new Congress and what they tell us about likely legislative action. (He co-writes the ACM U.S. Public Policy Blog, which is quite good.)


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Why Wikipedia might keep working...

A good analysis of why Wikipedia et al might continue to work, even under various attacks and criticism: First Two Laws of Commons-Based Peer Production (Ross Mayfield)

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Fraser Speirs: "Appcasting is the practice of using the enclosure feature of RSS 2.0 feeds to deliver updates and release notes for new software applications."


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